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Recruitment/ Vacancy Details


DATE OF OPENING – 21 Sep 2021


About the Recruiting Organisation

Indian Navy Short Service Commission Officer 2021

Applications are invited from unmarried eligible men & women candidates for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) for course commencing Jun 2022 onwards at Indian Naval Academy (INA) Ezhimala, Kerala.

Candidates must fulfill conditions of nationality as laid down by the Government of India.

Selected candidates will undergo training for respective branches/cadres/specialisations as under :-

(a) Extended Naval Orientation Course – General Service (Executive) [GS(X)]/ Hydrography.

(b) Naval Orientation Course (NOC) Regular – Air Traffic Controller/Observer/Pilot/ Logistics /Education/Technical (Engineering & Electrical) /Naval Architect

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Details of Job Post

S.No. Name of the Post

Group – Executive Branch
1. General Service [GS(X)] /Hydro Cadre – 45 (02 Hydro) Vacancies
2. Air Traffic Controller (ATC) – 4 Vacancies
3. Observer – 8 Vacancies
4. Pilot – 15 Vacancies
5. Logistics – 18 Vacancies

Group – Education Branch
6. Education – 18 Vacancies

Group – Technical Branch
7. Engineering Branch [General Service (GS)] – 27 Vacancies
8. Electrical Branch [General Service (GS)] – 34 Vacancies
9. Naval Architect (NA) – 12 Vacancies

Age Criteria for the Post

Born between (Both Dates Inclusive)

Group – Executive Branch
1. General Service [GS(X)] /Hydro Cadre – 02 Jul 1997 to 01 Jan 2003*
2. Air Traffic Controller (ATC) – 02 Jul 1997 to 01 Jul 2001
3. Observer – 02 Jul 1998 to 01 Jul 2003
4. Pilot – 02 Jul 1998 to 01 Jul 2003
5. Logistics – 02 Jul 1997 to 01 Jan 2003

Group – Education Branch
6. Education – 02 Jul 1997 to 01 Jan 2001

Group – Technical Branch
7. Engineering Branch [General Service (GS)] – 02 Jul 1997 to 01 Jan 2003*
8. Electrical Branch [General Service (GS)] – 02 Jul 1997 to 01 Jan 2003
9. Naval Architect (NA) – 02 Jul 1997 to 01 Jan 2003

Important Dates

Important Events Dates
Date of Opening 21-09-2021
Last Date of the online application 05-10-2021

General Instructions

(a) Vacancies mentioned in para 2 are tentative and may be changed depending on the availability of training slots.

(b) *Merchant Navy Personnel. Candidates having Government of India, Ministry of Shipping & Transport Certificate of Competency (Foreign going) either as a Second Mate, Mate or Master and born between 02 Jul 1992 and 01 Jan 2003 (both dates inclusive) can apply for Executive Branch entry (General Service) and Technical Branch entry (SSC Engineering) as per stipulations stated at Para 2(a) & 2(g) respectively.

(c) **Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Holders. Candidates having valid CPL issued by DGCA (India) and born between 02 Jul 1997 to 01 Jul 2003 (both dates inclusive) can apply for Pilot entry as per eligibility criteria stated in Para 2(d).

(d) NCC Candidates. NCC ‘C’ certificate holders will be given a relaxation of 5% in cut off marks towards shortlisting for SSB subject to the meeting following criteria:-

(i) Having NCC ‘C’ certificate of Naval/Army/Air Wing with a minimum ‘B’ Grade.

(ii) Not served less than two academic years in the Senior Division, Naval/Army/Air Wing of the NCC.

(iii) ‘C’ certificate should not be dated prior to 01 Jun 2019.

(iv) The final selection will be subject to verification of the certificate by DGNCC/concerned NCC unit for its validity. Candidature of individual will be cancelled at any stage of selection/training/post-commissioning, in case of false declaration, misinformation, or concealing of information.

(v) The mandatory minimum educational qualification in qualifying degree at all stages (SSB/Training/post-commissioning) is 60%.

Organization Address

Indian Naval Academy (INA) Ezhimala, Kerala.

Important Links

Apply Online Link Registration / Login
Notification Link Click Here
Official Link Click Here


Candidates are to register and fill application on the Indian Navy website
www.joinindiannavy.gov.in w.e.f 21 Sep 21. To save time during the application submission window, candidates can fill in their details and upload documents in advance. The online submission of the application is as under:-

(a) Whilst filling up the e-application, it is advisable to keep the relevant documents readily available to enable the following:-

(i) Correct filling up of personal particulars. Details are to be filled up as given in
the Matriculation Certificate.
(ii) Fields such as e-mail address, and mobile number are mandatory fields and need
to be filled.

(b) All relevant documents (preferably in original), marks sheets up to 5th & 7th
semester for regular & integrated BE/ B.Tech courses and all semester mark sheets
for other degree examinations, date of birth proof (as per 10th & 12th certificate), CGPA conversion formula for BE/B.Tech, Commercial Pilot Licence(CPL) issued by DGCA,
Government of India, Merchant Navy certificate issued by Government of India,
Ministry of Shipping & Transport, NCC ‘C’ certificate issued by the National Cadet
Corps and a recent passport size colour photograph should be scanned in original
JPG/TIFF format, for attaching the same while filling up the application.

(c) If any scanned document is not legible/ readable for any reason, the application
will be rejected. Candidates are to take a printout of the application and carry it while
appearing for the SSB interview.

Selection Process:

The selection procedure is as follows:-
(a) Shortlisting of applications will be based on the preference of entries and normalised marks obtained by the candidates in the qualifying degree. Marks obtained by the candidates in the qualifying degree will be normalised using formulae mentioned on the Join Indian Navy website
(URL: – https://www.joinindiannavy.gov.in/files/normalisation_ssc_jun_22.pdf ).

(b) BE/B.Tech. For candidates who have completed or are in the final year of BE/B.Tech marks obtained up to the fifth semester will be considered for SSB shortlisting.

(c) Non-Engineering Degree Programme. For candidates who have completed MCA, MBA,
MA, M.Sc, B.Sc and B.Com, marks obtained in all semesters will be considered. For
candidates who are in their final year, shortlisting will be based on pre-final year performance.

(d) Candidates selected in the final merit list will be required to submit the proof of completing the qualifying degree with a minimum of 60% of marks by sending an email at the address [email protected]. Candidates failing to meet the criteria will not be permitted to join the Academy.

(e) No communication will be entertained in this regard.

(f) Shortlisted candidates will be informed about their selection for SSB interview through email or SMS (provided by candidates in their application form). Candidates are advised not to change their e-mail/mobile number till the selection process is over.

(g) Change of SSB Centre for examination/interview is not permissible under any

(h) Any correspondence regarding change of SSB dates be addressed to the call-up officer of the concerned SSB on receipt of the call-up letter. Candidates are to download the call-up letter on receiving intimation from IHQ-MoD (N) via SMS/email (provided by candidates in their application).

(j) No compensation is admissible in case of any injury sustained as a result of tests during SSB interviews.

(k) AC 3 tier rail fare is admissible for the SSB interview if appearing for the first time for
a particular type of commission. Candidates are required to bring a photocopy of the first page of the passbook or cheque leaf where the name, A/C No. & IFSC details are mentioned while appearing for SSB.

(l) Details of the SSB procedure are available on the Indian Navy website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in

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